Reece Barker grew up in the southern Indiana town of New Albany and spent his childhood playing basketball. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Brigham Young University—Idaho in 2019. While at BYU-Idaho he interned in the tax department at Extra Space Storage in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Before school, he served in the Ghana Kumasi Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Reece’s interest in religious liberty issues stems from being a teaching assistant for the class Issues in Social Science: Religious Freedom. His interest continued as he worked on updating the taxation chapters of the treatise Religious Organizations and the Law as a Summer Research Fellow and in his work as a Legal Intern at Schaerr Jaffe where he has worked on religious liberty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and other U.S. courts of last resort. Reece is in his second year of law school and is an Associate Editor on the BYU Law Review and a member of the BYU Moot Court Team. He met and married his wife, Adrianna, while they were students at BYU-Idaho. He loves visiting new places with his wife, watching and playing basketball, and reading history and current events.